.. was the pre-WW II German population ripe for a messiah because of religion indoctrination? Probably. Were rallies staged to present Hitler as the savior? Probably. Was most of the population gullible? Probably ..<quoted text>**POSTED TO RR**Yes...I do.
He never professed to be anything but...and was allied with the most powerful Christian organizations of the time. His followers were 2/3 Protestant, and 1/3 Catholic.
You can not dismiss those facts just because they are uncomfortable to your religion after the fact anymore than pope Gregory, pope Innocent, Mussolini, or any of the other popes that perpetrated atrocity and were direct murders (even of their own families.
Does that make "all" Christians bad?- NO. Does that show that they can be extremely bad judges of character and have little control of their constituents? YES!
It would be far more honorable for the religion to admit their poor judgement and errors and correct them, than to deny them(such as the catholic priest pedophile situation), as it shows a lack of character, honesty, and the total carelessness of the church organization and body....all in the light of the supposed "perfection" in the deity of their god.
Your adamant denial in this situation is nothing more than the fact that you (as a member of the body of Christ) are in total contradiction to the "TRUTH", and are dishonest in your attempt to deflect, obfuscate, and blatantly deny that "TRUTH", rather than admit it and "fix" it.
.. when Bush, Jr. lost his campaign for a congressional seat, he vowed to never again be outdone by a religious candidate. Americans were ready for a president with a pipeline to Jesus. The result ??..
.. it seems when religion enters politics, it ain't good ..